'Boris Johnson is squatting in Downing Street' - calls grow for Prime Minister to quit following scandals

Calls for a general election are growing as Boris Johnson’s political fortunes continue to take a battering.

Demands that the embattled Prime Minister stand down have been growing steadily louder after he was forced into an “humiliating” apology over his handling of the Chris Pincher row.

His handling of allegations of “inappropriate” conduct against the Conservative deputy chief whip saw Chancellor Rishi Sunak and Health Secretary Sajid Javid, two of the most senior members of the cabinet, leave their posts.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks during Prime Minister's Questions in the House of Commons.

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Easington MP, Labour’s Grahame Morris, said the latest scandal showed the clear need for change at the top.

He said: “The Conservative Party have propped up a narcissistic, egomaniac who cares only about himself.

"We need a Government that works in the national interest, and it is clear that Boris Johnson can no longer be Prime Minister.

Easington MP Grahame Morris.

“Boris Johnson is squatting in Downing Street, holding the country to ransom.

“If he does not resign, the Opposition should call a confidence vote and let the public decide whether Boris Johnson should remain in Downing Street at a General Election.”

At the time of writing Jill Morris, Conservative MP for Hartlepool, had been contacted but was yet to respond to a request for comment.

Jill Mortimer outside her office in Scarborough Street, Hartlepool.

While the Prime Minister survived that attempt to oust him, in theory protecting him for 12 months under Conservative Party regulations, this could be undone if Tory MPs simply vote to change their own rulebook.